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    BLACKSHAW STUDIO AND ICONIC POET PORTRAIT AT JAMES ADAM

    Friday, March 24th, 2017
    With 40 lots from the studio of Basil Blackshaw, a view of Clare Island from Achill by Paul Henry, an evocation of a solo singer at the Queen’s Theatre in Dublin by Jack B. Yeats and an iconic portrait of poet Mairtin O Cadhain by Sean O’Sullivan, the evening sale of Important Irish Art at James Adam on March 29 amounts to a celebration of artistic Irishness.

    O Cadhain (1906-1970) is regarded as the most original and powerful writer in the Irish language for many generations. The portrait, estimated at just 4,000-6,000, was reproduced in most of his published work from 1953 onwards. It was used in an An Post stamp celebrating Celtic Scholars in 2006. The catalogue cover lot is Model Reading by Roderic O’Conor (18,000-25,000), the Henry seascape is estimated at 40,000-60,000 and the Yeats at 50,000-80,000. Estimates for the Blackshaw works vary from 500 to 10,000 for his portrait of Clint Eastwood.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for February 23, 2017)

    Peter Curling –
    The All Weather Gallop

    Roderic O’Conor –
    Woman Reading (1904-5)

    Sean O’Sullivan’s iconic portrait of Mairtin O Cadhain

    Clare Island from Achill by Paul Henry

    THE ART OF ULSTER AT AVA GALLERY, CLANDEBOYE

    Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

    Clint Eastwood by Basil Blackshaw.

    The Art of Ulster at the Ava Gallery on the Clandeboye estate outside Belfast from March 9-15 will include over 40 pieces from the studio of the late Basil Blackshaw. This is a preview exhibition of highlights from the next sale of Important Irish Art at James Adam, which takes place in Dublin on March 29.  Prices for the Blackshaw works vary from 100 to 10,000 for his portrait of Clint Eastwood.  The exhibition will include works by Paul Henry, Grace Henry, George Russell, Frank McKelvey, James Humbert Craig and Maurice Wilks.

    There will be a section on later 20th century Ulster art, or what is now referred to as the art of the troubles.  This includes work by Dermot Seymour, Micky Donnelly, Jack Pakenham, Brian Ferran, Ross Wilson and Victor Sloan.  In addition there are two sculptures from F.E. MacWilliam’s Banner Series completed at the height of the troubles in 1975.

    ADAMS ‘AT HOME’ SALE IN DUBLIN ON FEBRUARY 26

    Saturday, February 18th, 2017
    Adams say that their first At Home auction of 2017 in Dublin on February 26 will provide decorators and home makers with remarkable opportunities for layering – the currently fashionable interior trend with lots of mixing of textures, colours and styles.  More than 350 lots of silverware, jewellery, antique furniture, porcelain, collectibles and paintings at very reasonable estimates are to be sold.
    Silver rarities include a pair of Limerick mustard spoons (150) by Thomas Burke and a 17th century trefid tablespoon by Benjamin Watts of London (400).

    There are two still life studies by artist Cecil Kennedy from the estate of a Co. Cork collector.  Bought through the London gallery of McConnell Mason they are estimated respectively at 6,000 and 5,000.  An early Victorian Mason’s 85 piece dinner service and a Dun Emer Guild wool carpet with Celtic pattern are each estimated at 2,000. A vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunk and a tan leather suitcase are estimated at 3,000 and 300.  Antique furniture includes a 19th century hunt table (5,000) and a George IV console table in the manner of Del Vecchio of Dublin (4,000).  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY STYLE VERNIS MARTIN INLAID AND PAINTED KINGWOOD VITRINE CABINETS (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 1,900 AT HAMMER

    A 19TH CENTURY CUT GLASS JUG (200-500)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 160 AT HAMMER

    A GEORGE III INLAID MAHOGANY COMPACT SIDEBOARD (700-1,000) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 700

    An Irish mahogany and marble top side table (8,000-12,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A George III black and gilt Japanned clock c1760 inscribed John Dene Dublin (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    MOORCROFT VASES SELL FOR 6,000 AT JAMES ADAM

    Monday, January 30th, 2017

    A WILLIAM MOORCROFT BURSLEM CHINA PAIR OF CIRCULAR BALUSTER TAPERING SLENDER VASES

    A William Moorcroft Burslem china par of circular baluster tapering slender vases sold for a hammer price of 6,000 at the January sale at James Adam in Dublin on January 29. They are stamped  ‘Florian Ware, Jas MacIntyre & Co Ltd., Burslem, England’ and with Moorcroft signature in green.
    William Moorcroft was born in Burslem and trained in London at the National Art Training School. He gained a reputation as one of the leading pottery designers in Britain and was highly sought after by retailers such as Tiffanys. Moorcroft drew inspiration from the Art Nouveau movement and was fond of bold colour and Oriental form. This was reflected in his work, notably in his Florian Range at MacIntyre & Co. which was extremely popular.

    This gave him the confidence to leave James MacIntyre & Co. and set up on his own. His departure was by no means amicable. It is reported that Moorcroft left suddenly and took many of MacIntyres employees with him. William Moorcroft was the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career including the Gold medal for his designs at the 1904 St Louis Exhibition. In 1928 he was awarded Royal Patronage by Queen Mary. Moorcroft is one of the last remaining independent art potteries in the world today.

    THE JANUARY SALE AT JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

    Around 375 lots will come under the hammer at the January sale at James Adam in Dublin at noon on January 29.   There is an affordable selection of silver, art, dining chairs, lighting, antique furniture,  glass, porcelain, mirrors.  rugs and collectible items.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    WYCLIFFE EGGINTON RI RCA (1875-1951)
    Still life of roses in a mug watercolour (300-400) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 570 AT HAMMER

    A CHINESE BLACK LACQUER CABINET (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 130 AT HAMMER

    A GEORGIAN INLAID WALNUT AND CROSSBANDED KNEEHOLE WRITING DESK (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 160 AT HAMMER

    SET OF SIX IRISH BRIGHT CUT ENGRAVED SILVER TEASPOONS, Dublin 1894, together with a similar small Irish silver scroll end soup ladle, Dublin 1896 (80-120)  UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 120 AT HAMMER.

    FINE JEWELLERY AND WATCHES AT JAMES ADAM

    Sunday, October 16th, 2016

    Fine jewellery and watches will come under the hammer in a sale of 168 lots at James Adam on October 18.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING (22,000-26,000)

    A BURMESE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING (22,000-26,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A CHALCEDONY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY MARGHERITA BURGENER (3,500-4,500)

    A CHALCEDONY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY MARGHERITA BURGENER (3,500-4,500) UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,000 AT HAMMER

    A lady's gold plated quartz wristwatch by Hermes (250-450)

    A lady’s gold plated quartz wristwatch by Hermes (250-450)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 450 AT HAMMER

    THE ALTON COLLECTION AT ADAMS ON SEPTEMBER 6

    Friday, August 12th, 2016

    A spectacular single owner sale of a collection formed from the late 1940’s to the 1970’s by Dr Bryan G. Alton and his wife Winnie comes up at James Adam in Dublin on September 6.  One of Ireland’s best known and respected physicians Bryan Alton amassed a quality and eclectic collection of fine furniture, porcelain, silver, objets d’art, old master and modern paintings and graphics, icons and exotic items.  A highly regarded professional he served as President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, as Master Warden of the Corporation of Goldsmiths of Dublin and on the Board of the National Gallery of Ireland. Dr. Alton died in 1991.  Highlights of this sale of 319 lots include a superb set of four Irish Georgian silver candlesticks made in Dublin by Michael Cormick and William Townsend circa 1760 estimated at €12,000-14,000.  There is a spectacular George III inlaid and painted sycamore bowfront side cabinet, fashioned in the manner of London cabinet-makers Mayhew and Ince (15,000-20,000) and the sale includes Old Master paintings and some remarkable pieces of 18th century Meissen.  Here is a selection:   UPDATE: THE INDISCREET HARLEQUIN MADE  A HAMMER PRICE OF 38,000.

    SET OF FOUR IRISH GEORGIAN SILVER TABLE CANDLESTICKS, Dublin c.1760, makers mark of Michael Cormick & William Townsend (12,000-14,000)

    SET OF FOUR IRISH GEORGIAN SILVER TABLE CANDLESTICKS, Dublin c.1760, makers mark of Michael Cormick & William Townsend (12,000-14,000)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 13,500 AT HAMMER

    JOOST CORNELIUS DROOGSLOOT (1586-1666) Figures on a bridge outside a village (8,000-10,000)

    JOOST CORNELIUS DROOGSLOOT (1586-1666)
    Figures on a bridge outside a village (8,000-10,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,000 AT HAMMER

    STYLE OF RIZA-I ABBASI, PERSIA 17TH CENTURY Two galloping hunters in a landscape (5,000-7,000)

    STYLE OF RIZA-I ABBASI, PERSIA 17TH CENTURY
    Two galloping hunters in a landscape (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 8,500 AT HAMMER

    18TH CENTURY MEISSEN GROUP OF THE INDISCREET HARLEQUIN By J.J Kandler, c. 1742 (25,000-35,000)

    18TH CENTURY MEISSEN GROUP OF THE INDISCREET HARLEQUIN
    By J.J Kandler, c. 1742 (25,000-35,000)

    GEORGE III INLAID AND PAINTED SYCAMORE BOWFRONT SIDE CABINET, in the manner of Mayhew and Ince (£15,000-20,000)

    GEORGE III INLAID AND PAINTED SYCAMORE BOWFRONT SIDE CABINET, in the manner of Mayhew and Ince (15,000-20,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD